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Mapometer re-design November 2015

You may have noticed the site has changed!  Please post any bug reports or comments on this page and we will investigate.  We are aware of the following current problems and are working on fixes:

In Account Settings / Maps / User Settings the Km/Mile and kj/Kcal settings don’t save if you change them

Default location doesn’t work

The gradient graph and ascent and decent does not work when Follow routes is off

Copying a Route doesn’t work

Printing doesn’t print the maps

No Show All option in List of Routes

We have had a new comments about Editing Routes.  The way you do this has changed and it is simpler.  You have slide the A and B markers to the area you want to edit and then click on that part of the route.  It does take a little while to get the hang of but let us know what you think.

We have also removed the word “Total” from the ascent and decent figures but it still does show the total.

New Feature – Labels (a bit like folders but better)

We’ve just updated the site with a new feature. We have introduced the ability to attach labels (or tags) to your list of routes. Labels work in much the same way as folders but you can give a route more than one label. You can now get the site to only show certain labelled routes and also sort by route distance, type and name. This has been one of our most requested features I’m going to spend the next few minutes sorting mine as I have 100s of saved routes and it will be nice to get them into some sort of order! Have a play and let us know what you think.

Five new features on

We have been hard at work and created the following new features which are live on the site now.  As always, if you find any bugs please let us know via our Facebook page, Twitter, this blog or by emailing us at  Mapometer continues to be 100% free!!

1.  Editing.  We have completely re-written the editing function to allow users to edit part of the route (either flipping to the nearest route or by dragging individual points around), deleting sections of the route, reversing the route’s direction and moving the start and end points.  We have tried to make it as easy as possible to use and probably the bestway to understand this is to try it for yourself.  The editing tab appears whenever you are drawing or editing a route.  We’ll try and post some more on this soon.














2.  Altitude.  Now, when you click on the altidude button and hover your mouse over or touch the line on the altitude graph, the position on the route will be shown.  This has been very popular request and very useful for planning routes.








3.  Arrows.  Another requested feature.  Your routes now have arrows.

4.  Viewing routes.  If you are viewing someone else’s route we have created a “Create your own route based on this one” button.  If you are viewing one of your own routes you can edit it as well.

5.  Search.  We’ve made some improvements.  When you are looking at your search results hovering over the route will bring it to the front so it is easier to see.  Clicking on it opens it in a new window.

We hope this updates makes using the site easier.  Best wishes from all of us at Mapometer.

Increase in users from the Olympics

There have been many stories in the press how many people are getting on their bikes, putting on their running shoes etc as a result of watching all the fantastic sports men and women at the Olympics.  And it seems they stories are true!  We really have seen a massive surge in users over the last couple of weeks with a 52% increase on the same period last year.

Maps update to site. Let us know if you have any problems.

We are rolling out a big update to the site over the next few days.  Much of the work is under the hood stuff and, for the more technically minded, involves an upgrade to Google Maps Version 3.  This will enable all sorts of future functionality but there are a few features you will notice immediately.


1.  iPads and iPhones will work again!!  They haven’t been since Apple releasied iOS5 but they will now.

2.  The Search will engine runs at lightening speed.  Previously it has been a little on the slow site particularly in popular areas.

3.  We’ve introduced a way to change the colour, thickness and shade of the route via My Account / Preferences.

We have tested the changes but, as with all upgrades, we would be grateful if you could email if you experience any problems. continues to be free and we feel this important upgrade  will help in our aim to be the best site for measuring your routes and managing your training logs.

Altitude not working

We use another website to provide us with the altitude data for our routes.  This week the information has stopped being transferred for some reason.  We are working to get it fixed and planning an update that  would bypass the third party site anyway so please bear with us and we should have it sorted in the next few days.

We’ve fixed this.